There are 8 ways to get from Philadelphia to Arlington by train, subway, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train, subway  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to New Carrollton Amtrak Northeast Regional / ...
  2. Take the subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to VIRGINIA SQUARE station Orange

$79 - $194

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Washington, Dc 3005 / ...

$22 - $48

6 alternative options

Bus Lacubanabus  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Arlington, VA Direct route

Drive  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Arlington 142.9 miles

$14 - $21

Fly Philadelphia to Reagan Washington, subway  •  3 h

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Reagan Washington (DCA) PHL - DCA
  2. Take the subway from ROSSLYN station to VIRGINIA SQUARE station

$171 - $443

Fly Philadelphia to Washington Dulles, subway  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Washington Dulles (IAD) PHL - IAD
  2. Take the subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to VIRGINIA SQUARE station

$195 - $817

Fly Philadelphia to Baltimore, subway  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Baltimore (BWI) PHL - BWI
  2. Take the subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to VIRGINIA SQUARE station

$223 - $747

Train to Newark, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Reagan Washington (DCA) EWR - DCA

$130 - $549

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Arlington is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Arlington is to train and subway which takes 2 h 26 min and costs $75 - $200.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Arlington is 205 km. The road distance is 229 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 2 h 26 min to get from Philadelphia to Arlington, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Arlington. However, there are services departing from Girard Av & Front St and arriving at Arlington, VA via Philadelphia, PA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 28 min.

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What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Arlington, VA, USA?

operates a bus from Philadelphia to Arlington 5 times a week, and the journey takes 2 h 15 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to New Carrollton Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to VIRGINIA SQUARE station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from ROSSLYN station to VIRGINIA SQUARE station
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to VIRGINIA SQUARE station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Philadelphia, PA to Arlington, VA
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45

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